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Be There 03-20-12

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Today
The United Way of Northern New Mexico is sponsoring its annual meeting/recognition night at 5:30 p.m. at De Colores. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information, contact Donna Schroeder at 663-3891.

Wednesday
This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.

Thursday
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos presents the Fairy Tale Thursdays film series at 6 p.m. in the UNM-LA Student Center. The film will be “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

The Authors Speak Series presents G. Emlen Hall and Fred Phillips, who will talk about, “Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land and Water,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

“Jane’s Journey” film at the Reel Deal, sponsored by Pajarito Environmental Education Center. An intimate portrait of Jane Goodall, famed primatologist, telling about her life’s work and her message of hope for the future. 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children at the door. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Friday
Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Obedience Club began March 12. Classes this session include puppy kindergarten, basic manners, competitive obedience, intermediate agility, the “rent” free club and conformation. Classes begin the week of April 9. Class schedule, registration guidelines and registration forms are available on the LADOC website at ladoc.dogbits.com and at 246 East Road. Registration is first-come, first-served. Registration materials must be postmarked by March 23.

Fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Dinner includes fried fish, coleslaw, rice and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and may be purchased at the door or through the IHM Youth Office. Proceeds benefit the IHM Honduras Missionaries, the Knights of Columbus and the Youth Work camp.

Starlab Planetarium show at Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Avoid the outdoor cold and view the stars inside a warm planetarium dome. Recommended for ages 10 and older. From 7-7:30 p.m. at PEEC, 3540 Orange St. $5 for individuals or $15 for families. Another show will be from 2-2:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information and to register, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

Saturday
The Bandelier cleanup, shutout by weather in December, has been rescheduled for March 24. Debris that washed into Frijoles Canyon because of the Las Conchas Fire, will be removed. There will also be a short presentation by park staff regarding the impacts of the fire. Bring work gloves, water-resistant shoes, lunch and beverages. Meet at the Bandelier Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. Carpools will be available from the Northern Group office in Santa Fe. For more information, call Mike at 505-231-7322 or email  mweinberg@windstream.net.

Local poet and University of New Mexico-Los Alamos writing instructor Jane Lin, will lead a free introductory session on “Ekphrasis: Writing Inspired by Art,” at 11 a.m. at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. Bring paper, pen and a clipboard. Advance registration required. For more information, email Lin at janeline505@gmail.com. To register, call the Art Center at 662-1635.

March 27
The Low Vision and Hearing Challenged Support Group at the Betty Ehart Senior Center will host ATS Resources of Albuquerque at the 10 a.m. meeting. They will bring many devices to assist vision and hearing impaired people. Items will be available for purchase or catalog order. Experience hands-on demonstrations.

March 28
Campbell’s is offering an incentive for the month of March. For every five Campbell’s soup labels Ponderosa Montessori collects, they will get 100 extra points. Soup labels should be dropped off at Ponderosa Montessori, 304 Rover Blvd., by March 28.

The Los Alamos Community of Atheists will host a community discussion in Room 1 of the Mesa Public Library at 6:30 p.m. The discussion topic is: “Finding Truth: Are Science and Religion Compatible?” As a primer for the discussion, participants are encouraged to read two recent Huffington Post articles: “Science, religion incompatible?” and “The Fall of foolish faith,” both published March 9. All are welcome.

March 30
Fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Dinner includes fried fish, coleslaw, rice and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and may be purchased at the door or through the IHM Youth Office. Proceeds benefit the IHM Honduras Missionaries, the Knights of Columbus and the Youth Work camp.